Diocletian Antoninianus Rome 292 AD Jupiter with Thunderbolt and Eagle

Ancient Coins - Diocletian Antoninianus Rome 292 AD Jupiter with Thunderbolt and Eagle
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Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D.
 
RL88529. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 Rome 166, Cohen VI 242, SRCV IV -, Hunter V -, VF, a little rough, tight flan, 3.203g, 20.4mm, 180o, 7th officina, Rome mint, IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter standing slightly left, head right, nude, long scepter vertical in right hand, thunderbolt in left hand, eagle at feet standing left with wreath in beak and wings partially opened, XX wreath IZ in exergue
 
Jupiter or Jove, Zeus to the Greeks, was the king of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the patron deity of ancient Rome, he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife Juno. The father of Mars, he is, therefore, the grandfather of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome. Emperors frequently made vows to Jupiter for protection. The Roman's believed as the king of the gods, Jupiter favored those in positions of authority similar to his own.
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